Friday 2 May 2014

Fussy and Fancy Blog Hop.

Good morning all, and Happy Friday.

As you may have read on the

Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog

our Spring Colours Challenge

is being hosted by our lovely


and sponsored by the


That would include me!

If you are arriving here from the talented Nathalie's blog

then you are hopping in the correct order.

If not, please go back to the

Fussy and Fancy Blog Challenge

to hop in the correct order.

Here is the card that I created for this fun Spring Challenge.

I started with two pieces of Centura Pearl card, using the reverse side...


Next I added some Distress Inks, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.



Some spritzing with water,


Then on the topper I stamped the BeachBabes Clarity stamp using Archival ink.

This is what I got.



Some matting and layering...


Next I added some of my favourite flowers.


Stamped the Clarity bucket and spade...


Added some colour with Distress Markers.

Then it was time to add the finishing touches, some dewdrops and metal embellishments.

And highlights with a white gel pen,

Here is a closer look, I do hope that you like it.

I really enjoyed making this card and I do hope that it gives you some inspiration to enter the challenge.

As a special bonus for my followers old and new

I am offering the following candy!

A hampers full of Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers.


To qualify, you must be a follower and leave

a comment.

The winner will be chosen at random.

Thank you for visiting!,

And as always I really appreciate your comments and friendship,

Jo. X

Now if you can please continue hopping over

to our very talented, Yvonnes blog you will

continue to keep hopping in order.

I have listed the correct blog hop order below

for your hopping convenience.










Jo Rice ( that's me)


Mary Lou










Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

gorgeous card
and thanks for tutorial
lovely summer time card
hugs Tamara

Linda Page said...

What a lovely card Jo....all summery ..The sun has got his hat on x

Unknown said...

This is such a lovely card Jo. Thank you for sharing how you made it. I feel inspired to try something similar.

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Sue, that really makes me so happy and I look forward to seeing what you make.....x

Angela said...

What a lovely card Jo. I love the way you created the background. Makes we want to be by the sea - my favourite place. 😊 xx

Unknown said...

I know I have jumped the queue so to speak but i just had to pop over and say how much I love this card it's got the 'feel good' factor think it's the sunny colours :) like Linda I am inspired to have a go xxxx Annie

Beth Brovold said...

GORGEOUS scene Jo!! You have WOWED me once again!! Love your work!! Happy Spring Jo!!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Jo, I love the beautiful image and gorgeous scene you created.
Linda xxx

New Creations said...

I am your newest follower, I couldn't resist following you after seeing your step by step , or should I say picture by picture technique posts. This card is just as lovely. love the beach silhouette stamp and all the lovely flowers too along with distressed bg.

Jo Rice said...

Welcome aboard, it is good to have you join us, and Thank you for the lovely comments. Jo. X

Theresa said...

this is soooo gorgeous Jo and yet so uncomplicated. really love this and the colours you have chosen to work with. xx

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I think this is just such a beautiful project!!! I love the image you chose to highlight and the gorgeous color combination. So happy and sweet. Reminds me of a sunset at the beach, all peaceful and serene.
Thank you for the inspiration

Chrissie Roberts said...

This has to be a new favourite of mine Jo. It's so bright and cheerful & I just love it

Julie Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jo, so vibrant and colourful xx

Kazurina said...

This card is so beatyful. Regards Katharina

NPurdum56 said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing your technique! :) Nancee

Nikki said...

Live hour background you created so perfect and thanks for sharing how you did it too hugs Nikki

Nikki said...

Live hour background you created so perfect and thanks for sharing how you did it too hugs Nikki

Saintly Lisa said...

Fab card Jo, lovely choice of colours. The card reminds me of childhood family holidays xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Thank you for showing all the steps too - I would like to try this! I am your newest follower - thank you for the candy and the blog hop! I would be so happy if you would hop over and follow me too:

Thank you!

Miiva said...

That's simply stunning! Can't wait to take my new distress inks out! Such an inspiration! Did I use enough of exclamation marks?!? :D

Unknown said...

wow, this is awesome.. even better that you give a mini tutorial! Thank yoU!

Junhild said...

What a lovely card! Love the colors and scene! Thanks for the tutorial:) I`m hopping


BlackLissi said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the idea to create sunset on the beach, easy and delicious!
I'm enjoying the blog hop, lots of inspiration!

alethea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! That black matting rally makes that image pop.! HUgsxx

Lesley said...

Your work is fab! Truly artistic and inspirational.
I'm so happy I joined this blog hop!
Please come and say hi in mine x

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Jo and I loved your tutorial too.

Hugs, Vannessa x

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Jo. Love the image and the colours.Thanks for the chance of the blog hop
x catherine

Sandra said...

Wow! This is so beautiful!!! Thank you for the tutorial :)
Hugs, Sandra

Jane said...

This is lovely Jo...and great tutorial...I really must get better at taking pics during a make! See you soon on your return from France! xx

Norma said...

Oh Jo, this is fabulous. And very unique. What a terrific way to making your own DP. Very inspiring. Love the silhouette image. Gorgeous flowers. Really love the hummingbird.

Debbie said...

Fabulous tutorial.Absolutely beautiful card.Love it.Hugs Debbie x

Cazzy said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the background. This is such a long hop, I am on day two trying to get round.

Cazzy x

Cazzy said...

Your follow widget is displaying as an error right now so I can't follow that way, will try to add it via reader, which of course doesn't really exist any more lol

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Jo, thanks for the how-to for the background, must give it a go.
Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy, I am following via Bloglovin.

Mary Lou said...

Jo...I am speechless...LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! Fantastic!!

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous project! Love how you have created the background and all those beautiful flowers! Hugs, Ivonne